Generali France is providing a grant of 3 million euros to public hospitals through the French hospital federation (Federation hospitaliere de france, FHF)
Generali France has approached the French Hospital Federation (FHF), which represents 1,000 hospitals and around 3,800 medical and social establishments (retirement homes and autonomous specialist care homes), i.e., almost all public sector establishments, in order to make a donation of 3 million euros to contribute to the emergency needs of the 38 front-line public hospitals for the care of patients with Covid-19.
The FHF will liaise with the institutions in its network to find out their most urgent needs. This will enable Generali to quickly send them the necessary resources to cover the cost of the equipment needed to treat Covid-19 patients.
The subsidies will benefit public hospitals in mainland France, but also in Reunion, Mayotte, the West Indies and French Guiana, the overseas territories where Generali operates through its subsidiaries Prudence Créole and GFA Caraïbes. Heavily committed to its presence in these territories, Generali wishes to send them a strong message of solidarity, with a significant part of its donation, 1 million euros, going to their hospitals.
The 7,000 employees and the 800 general agents and their staff will also be encouraged to make additional donations via the Fondation des Hôpitaux de Paris - Hôpitaux de France (Paris Hospital Foundation – Hospitals of France), a partner of FHF. At the end of the crisis, the FHF will propose a call for projects among all public hospitals and EHPADs (Etablissement d'Hébergement pour Personnes Agées Dépendantes [Residential Homes for Elderly People]) in order to finance all the costs directly or indirectly linked to this crisis thanks to these additional donations collected online.
Jean-Laurent Granier, CEO of Generali France and Chairman of the Europ Assistance Group stated: "Following in the footsteps of our Group, which has set up an international solidarity fund of €100 million, specifically in order to equip Italian hospitals with 20 respirators and Italian healthcare professionals with 20 million masks, Generali France is keen to support hospitals in mainland France and the overseas territories to help them cope with the expected peak of the Covid-19 crisis. To this end, it is providing their federation with additional resources so that it can accommodate a maximum number of the most severely affected patients. In this way, we are also joining the efforts of our subsidiary Europ Assistance, which has made its stock of 12 ventilators available to hospitals in Paris, Milan and Madrid. In total, Generali France will make a global effort of €150 million both in terms of solidarity and also by going beyond the contractual guarantees established for our corporate clients, particularly in terms of work stoppages, in order to help resolve this major health crisis.”
"On behalf of the entire hospital community, I would like to commend Generali France for its efforts, which will help provide concrete support to French establishments facing this unprecedented health crisis," stated Frédéric Valletoux, President of the FHF.